Tag Archives: cats

Color In or Out of the Lines With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

In 2015 I’d been looking at and reviewing coloring books by other artists and decided I wanted to do a coloring book too. I didn’t really have the time to do the big one I envisioned of my larger portrait paintings and wanted to do something smaller and use art that is unique to one […]

Read More...

Compositions in Black and Green Greeting Cards

It’s winter sunlight and he’s doing this again. This very photo from 2011 was the inspiration for this set of greeting cards, Compositions in Black and Green, and gave me a focus for the whole series of images which I also published as a calendar in 2013 and 2014. Who knew a bathroom renovation could […]

Read More...

Great Rescues Day Book: Portraits, Stories, Day Book and Feline Care Book

I’ve used a day book for over 30 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered a business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place. Great […]

Read More...

Sunbath, a Study of Sunlight Because of the Cat

A study of winter sunlight, because there’s a cat in it, one of my very first watercolor paintings. It’s a very simple scene: a black cat having a bath in front of a white painted kitchen cabinet with chrome handles, and a yellow and orange patterned carpet, but the play of light has fun with […]

Read More...

Warm Winter Sun, Chases Away the Chill

Nothing is so clarifying as brilliant early morning sun, and nothing chases away the chill of a winter morning. Here, Namir was lulled to sleep by the natural warmth and comfort. While the main body of this work is lit by direct sunlight at that beautiful, long angle, the rest of the work is lit […]

Read More...

Bring an Angel Pet Into the Holidays with a Custom Pet Memorial Votive

Most people have purchased custom pet memorial votives soon after a pet has died whether for themselves or for others. But often the holidays bring up the grief about a pet who died at any time during the year, or even years past. Also, as you cast about for a gift for a family member […]

Read More...

Featured Feline Artwork and November Desktop Calendar: Autumn Afternoon Bed

I think this little sketch is one of the undiscovered gems of my collection of Daily Sketches and generally my cat art. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and November Desktop Calendar: Autumn Afternoon Bed

Read More...

Honored in the CWA 2021 Communications Contest

Results from judging the Cat Writers’ Association 2020 Communications Contest are in. My works have won six Certificates of Excellence this year, a mix of essays and artwork. Read about these awards, the contest and the organization on The Creative Cat: Certificates of Excellence in CWA 2021 Communications Contest

Read More...

Featured Feline Artwork and July Desktop Calendar: Sunshine With Colors

Now that I know more about Mr. Sunshine’s immediate future, I decided to feature Sunshine again in this month’s desktop calendar with another favorite sketch. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and July Desktop Calendar: Sunshine With Colors

Read More...

Custom Pet Memorial Votive, a Special Gift for Special People

Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Memorial Day, each is a day for a special gift, often something customized. A Custom Pet Memorial Votive is a gift for yourself to remember a beloved animal companion, or to send to a family member or friend to show you remember their companion too. While Memorial Day is a universal […]

Read More...